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Exploring Andalusia
Nerja, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 02/27/2015
03/02/2015 06/28/2015 08/07/2015
NOTE: The deadline has been extended until February 27, 2015!

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Modern Language Courses Offered: Spanish
Program Advisor: Katie Lapish Non-UNG Students Allowed: Yes
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Host Language Courses
Max Number of Credits Offered:
Program Length:
4-7 weeks
College: College of Arts & Letters
Program Description:
Nerja, Spain Nerja Logo

Department of Spanish

Dr. Maria Calatayud

school party Nerja
Program Snapshot

This program is a Spanish language and culture/home stay/immersion program that gives students the opportunity to experience life in Spain and a full immersion into the Spanish language. All the classes are taught in Spanish by native Spanish faculty. During the trip, students will develop their oral and written proficiency in Spanish; knowledge of culture and civilization of Spain; knowledge of cultural geography and monuments of Spain; and knowledge of political realities in modern day Spain. The students will reside in the houses of families that have been approved by the Escuela de Idiomas. Students will be expected to eat lunch with their host family every day because it is the most important meal in the Spanish culture.


SAL Nerja 3Classes are held at the Escuela de Idiomas In Nerja, Spain. Founded in 1980, the school is a private, independent school dedicated primarily to teaching Spanish as a foreign language. The faculty and staff are eager to teach students seeking abilities to communicate din Spanish and share an enriching cultural experience.

Nerja, a town of approximately 20, 000 people, is located on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea in the southern region of Spain. It is located just fifty minutes from Malaga. On the weekends, students will be able to travel around the region of Andalucia and receive instruction in language, culture, and composition. Students will also take part in cultural activities such as: movies, cooking, cultural discussions, excursions, and sports.

  • Choose any 2 of the 8 courses below
  • Students may earn up to 10 credit hours
  • 6 weeks
  • Weekend excursions (Granada, Córdoba, Morocco)
  • All instruction is in Spanish
SPAN 1001-Beginning Spanish (4 hours)

An introduction to Hispanic culture and to the fundamentals of hearing, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish designed for those who have never studied the language before.

SPAN 1002– Elementary Spanish (4hrs)

A continuation of SPAN 1001 introducing new vocabulary and basic structure through contextualized, active language use.
Nerja One on One
SPAN 2001/2002-- Intermediate Spanish (3hrs/course)

These courses focus on developing skills learned in 1001, 1002. They introduce new vocabulary and grammar structures and examine Hispanic culture through culturally based content.
SPAN 4950/3150: Advanced Conversation
(3 Hours)
SPAN 4960/3030: Culture and Civilization of Spain (3 Hours)
SPAN 4970/4150: Advanced Composition
(3 Hours)

SPAN 4990: Special Topics (3 Hours)
This Mandatory course will provide students with the skills to fully benefit from their international educational experience in Andalusia.
Syllabus:Exploring Andalusia Syllabus_2015.pdf

These courses cover major historical, social, literary, and artistic trends and events of Spain from prehistoric times through the present time; they facilitate the development of conversational abilities; and offers an advanced study of Spanish grammar with practice in written thematic expression.

For more information on the Escuela de Idiomas Nerja, download this Escuela de idiomas nerja-1.pdf
Program Costs

Program Cost is $6,330

  • R/T airfare from Atlanta to Spain
  • Student housing
  • Most breakfasts and lunches
  • All group excursions (Córdoba, Granada, Morocco)
  • Transportation and guided tours for all excursions
  • Entrance tickets for most field trips
  • International insurance
  EL Nerja Program
Does NOT include:
  • North Georgia tuition & fees (9-10 credit hours)
  • Additional meals
  • Passport fees
  • Spending money
  • Travel to/from Atlanta airport

Financial Aid & Scholarships
If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a University of North Georgia student, please contact your Financial Aid Counselor to see how much of your current aid package you'll be able to utilize towards this exchange program. Click here to find the Financial Aid Office location on your home campus. Participants on this program may be eligible to apply for these national and institutional scholarships:

Other Information

This program is currently not accepting applications.